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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. the grief that is unimaginable i pray that these two families will find some small measure of solace in knowing that warren and giovanni's legacy will endure. >> the president personally apologizes after two innocent hostages lose their lives. good afternoon, everyone.
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i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. the obama administration says that u.s. drone strike accidentally killed two hostages being held by al qaeda. brookville sa brag ga reports one of them was american. >> reporter: flowers and yellow ribbons mark the maryland home of dr. warren weinstein one of two hostages killed in a u.s. drone strike. >> i profoundly regret what happened. on behalf of the united states government, i offer our deepest apologies. >> reporter: the drone strikes were conducted in january along the pakistan-afghanistan border. the operation targeting an al qaeda compound. he was an aid worker captured in pakistan and held by al qaeda since 2011. also killed was an italian held hostage since 2012. the president said the u.s. did not know hostages were being held at the compound. >> i cannot begin to imagine the anguish that the weinstein
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and lapore tow families are enduring today. i realize that there are no words that can ever equal their loss. >> reporter: the obama administration is conducting a review of the strikes. the weinstein family said, we look forward to the results of that investigation but those who took warren captive over three years ago bear ultimate responsibility. the family also blamed the pakistani government for not doing enough to help free weinstein after all the humanitarian work he had done for the people of that country. cbs news, washington. the obama administration says an american al qaeda leader was also killed in that drone strike. another american who became a prominent al qaeda member was killed in a separate drone strike also in january. a mountain view home goes up in flames killing one person inside. as kpix 5's kiet do reports, neighbors tried to save the victim. >> reporter: neighbors say the garage was filled with ammunition packing equipment. that explains a lot of the pops and small explosions that firefighters heard on the scene this morning as live ammunition
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rounds were going off. this all began at 3 a.m. this morning when multiple neighbors called about a fire on the 700 block of lola lane. when the firefighters arrived, the rear of the house was on fire and flames were shooting through the roof. they went inside anyway. they found one adult male dead inside a bedroom. the fire also burned a main power line to the house and that dropped a live electrical wire in the backyard. then the fire traveled to the garage and heated up the ammunition. gary tried to bang on his neighbor's window wake him up but it was too late. >> i was pounding on the window and by accident i broke the glass and then a plume of black smoke came out so i knew at that time that there wasn't anything i could do because the smoke was too thick. >> reporter: so far there is no sign of any foul play. but the arson investigator has yet to go through the entire house. in mountain view, kiet do, kpix 5. >> neighbors say that the man who lived at the house ran a side business designing and
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selling custom ammunition. a gas leak near an antioch mobile home park forced residents to "shelter in place" this morning. people were asked to stay inside for nearly two hours in the care of buchanan road. a 4" gas line was hit by a construction crew. roads in the area were shut down as pg&e crews worked to capital leak. >> it was just scary. i just thought, i don't want to get blown up. >> now that it's over? >> i'm glad. >> reporter: crews are still on the scene right now making sure everything is good to go. a woman was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a chase this morning. dispatchers received a call about a wrong-way driver in sonoma county. sheriff's deputies say that woman took off eventually pulling over in a parking lot in sebastopol. investigators say the woman refused to surrendered and put the car in reverse hit throwing deputies. other deputies shot at her. no word on her condition at this time. one deputy was treated and released from the hospital. the others have minor injuries.
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new at noon, after months of delay, loretta lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general. lynch will replace eric holder. she is the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement post. a 7-year-old boy has critical injuries after he was hit with a stray bullet in vallejo. it happened just before 5:30 last night on 5th street near cherry as dozens of people were gathered for a wake. kpix 5's ryan takeo reports. >> i heard gunshots, i came out and seen a bunch of people running around. >> reporter: in the midst of a family gathering to mourn a friend who had just died, he says another tragedy struck. a burst of gunfire, a 7-year- old boy hit by a stray bullet. >> the boy's father pick him up and put him in a car and took him to the hospital. >> reporter: the boy was shot in the torso. last night sources told us he was in surgery with a torn spleen and torn aorta.
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police say this was a gun battle involving up to five people and that the shooters were firing randomly. so far no shooters have been arrested. and people in this neighborhood are angry. >> kids caught in crossfire overgrown people stuff. >> this used to be a very, very peaceful neighborhood. never thought that this would end up being like this. >> reporter: so far, police need a lot of help on this one. they don't have a clear description of the shooters or a vehicle description. in vallejo, ryan takeo, kpix 5. the search for the missing cupertino teen is headed back to his high school. santa clara county sheriff's deputies are talking to connor sullivan's classmates and family members. deputies and volunteers have been searching for him throughout the cupertino area. connor was last seen leaving monte vista high school monday at 10 a.m. >> there is no history of runaway, truancy or anything like that. so we're considering this suspicious, although there is no foul play it's out of his
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character. >> connor about 5'5", 150 pounds. he reportedly enjoys running at the fremont older open space preserve. four concord high school athletes are scheduled to be arraigned today. three football players one basketball player at clayton valley high are accused of robbing a drug dealer. the contra costa district attorney decided all four should be charged as adults. all of the boys are 17 years old. one had a gun. he faces 17 years if convicted. the others face 8 if convicted. a $5,000 reward is being offered to help find a sea lion pup stolen from a southern california beach. the pup similar to the ones seen here was at a state beach in los angeles on monday. four people harassed two sea lions and were then seen putting one in a blanket and taking it away. peta is offering the reward for information leading to an arrest. a big traffic headache for drivers in san francisco over the weekend. part of van ness avenue in the city is shutting down for
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construction work. the closure on van ness is between ellis and pine and from gary and post starting midnight friday morning through sunday. an underground walkway is being built. it's the second phase of a construction project for the new california pacific medical center campus there. van ness avenue will remain open to muni and golden gate transit buses but for cars, a mess over the weekend. a mystery device allows thieves to break into your keyless entry car. and police have no idea how to stop it. here you can see thieves walking up to cars and simply opening the doors. they can get in and out of your car in just minutes. these mysterious break-ins have been baffling law enforcement and insurance companies across america and europe for years. >> car thieves are very good. they can't hot wire a car today like they used to so what do they do? try the next best thing. >> he believes the devices confuse keyless entry cars into
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thinking the fob is nearby amplifying the signal it emits. >> attention deadheads. time to rejoice. how to envoy the farewell tour from home. >> international buyers eye the bay area housing market withdrawing them to the west coast. >> -- what's drawing them to the west coast. >> good afternoon, everyone, from the kpix 5 weather center. rain is back in the forecast. i'll tell you when and how much as the news continues right here on kpix 5.
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taking a look at wall street on this thursday, so far, so good out of the gate. and looking mighty good at 84 and a little bit of change. san francisco is a hot spot
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for chinese buyers looking to invest offshore. a report says san francisco beat out london, new york and paris as the most desirable international location. san francisco is attractive to overseas buyers because of the close proximity to the ocean, mountains and vineyards. and some cases, chinese buyers purchase without first seeing their new investment. >> i'll take that one. >> exactly. it is a fight boston fans have waited years to see. >> this is a biggie but if you want to watch floyd mayweather fight manny pacquiao in person, you might have to take out a loan! tickets to the fight of the century went on sale at noontime today. the cheapest seats go for $1,500 a pop. you're going to need a line of credit from the mgm in the six and seven figures for a ringside seat. a big anniversary for youtube. the first youtube video was uploaded 10 years ago today. it was just 18 seconds long. and posted from one of the youtube's founders called it me
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at the zoo and described the elephants at the san diego zoo. now they have billions of users with millions of videos uploaded every minute a documentary about steve jobs opens the international film festival. the filmmaker interviews friends, colleagues and jobs' spiritual adviser. it starts at 7 p.m. at the castro theater. warriors basketball tips off tonight in new orleans. late night for us kids! golden state has two games lead over the pelicans but the warriors have something else to be excited about. they have earned a play-off bonus. the nba has $14 million play- off pool that money spread among the players in the top six teams in each conference and if the warriors win the title they could earn about $4.1 million. game 3 tonight. if you can't make it to chicago or levi's stadium to see the grateful dead, they are putting the concerts on pay per view. the music company live alliance will air the july 3, 4 and 5
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concerts from chicago. both shows in santa clara will be broadcast online. the pay per view goes on sale may 1 and it's cheaper than the cost of a single ticket which is about 80 bucks. >> you get a comfortable chair, right? >> yes. >> the couch. >> got a fridge and everything you need. >> there you go. all right. let's get a check on the weather with roberta. >> how about if we check in with our weather watchers in and around our microclimates so we can see the temperatures in the bay area at this time. wow. we have somebody reporting over here. let's take a look. this is 62 degrees, oh, don't want to go to that one. we'll go to that one. 72 degrees. hey, it's charlie rains in vallejo reporting low 70s at this hour. that's impressive. look right there sunshine in the city by the bay. the city of san francisco. if you look very carefully you can see at&t park in the background there and we have a ballgame going on at 61
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degrees. going for the sweep with the giants versus the dodges. right now our temperatures are comfortable into the 70s. it is 67 degrees in concord. winds increasing later today out of the west 10 to 20 miles per hour. we have some haze out there and combination of clouds and sun next to the bay. otherwise, near average temperatures. we have rain in the forecast for saturday morning. let's track it. this area of low pressure is going to sag south. it's a very fast-moving weak cold front. once it moves through, we'll have sunshine and warmth for your sunday. but let's call on our futurecast because it does clearly illustrate by friday we'll begin to see the cloud cover, there you have it. and then as we advance towards our saturday, everybody will be in the rain very early in the morning hours and then everything moves out by lunchtime. so if you have those little league games in the afternoon hours, you will be on the safe side. we are seeing anywhere 10th to half inch of rain on saturday morning. meanwhile today we are still looking at some thunderstorms in throughout the high sierra.
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79 in sacramento. if you suffer from allergies, you can blame it on the mulberry, oak and the grass count medium to high. sundown at 7:53. we tagged a minute on to that so a little later today. and the sunrise tomorrow morning 6:24, a minute earlier. today's highs where they should be for this time of the year. 50s, 60s beaches. 60s at the bay. high 60s at the peninsula. low to mid-70s inland away from the bay. but the winds become robust out of the west 10 to 20 miles per hour. there you have that rain event on saturday. yay! and then we also have that rain in this event. we have the hall cabernet cookoff taking place this seattle. that's an amazing, amazing winery. i have been there before. great. hey, i want you, i really do, i want you to be one of my weather watcher. go to cbssf.com/weatherwatchers. all you need is a rain gauge, couple of pieces of equipment and you can be part of the noon show. >> a weather stick. >> alarm clock.
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>> all that stuff. thank you. hey, the ymca is hosting a healthy kids day on saturday across the country and several of them in the bay area will be joining in on all the fun. >> an opportunity for us to share with the community about how we engage to make sure all kids are healthy regardless of where they come from. >> the y says it's a free event and it's open to the public. still ahead, helping people help themselves. >> how this week's jefferson award winner is helping thousands of people elderly and disabled no longer feel lonely. >> we want to invite all you pet lovers send us your questions about their health and well-being. just email pets@kpix.com or on our facebook page, and we'll have our pet expert give you an answer every friday right here at noon. we'll be right back.
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time for lunch now. tony tantillo is doing some sweet herb shopping and if you are a licorice fan, this herb is for you. >> reporter: well, today's tip of the day is going to be is going to be with fennel or sweet anise. in a salad, in so many different recipes, all the properties of the sweet anise/fennel have are fantastic. from the leaves, the licorice flavor, from the stem and to of course the bulb part right here. the flavor is incredible. but you have to select them and store them right. and you want to buy the ones
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that have all the leaves and the stem because you get more for your money. make sure it's green all the way around free from any yellowing. check the bulb nice and white and where it's been cut nice and clear free from any browning. when you bring them home store them in the refrigerator right away. and like i said, you can use the whole fennel. all the properties all the flavors all the textures are fantastic. to me, it's one of my favorite of all especially when i make a salad or if i do some grilling i use a little on top as a condiment and right here to replace some celery with the black licorice flavor. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. some call this week's jefferson award winner a hero to seniors. sharon chin is here to tell us how she helped them create a sense of community. >> there we go. >> reporter: when ana aureoles had a brain tumor removed she
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didn't know how she would manage but then maria jobling helped her home and gave her a computer to help her not feel isolated. >> i'm here alone, you know, surrounded with all my memories. and then i have this wonderful connection. >> reporter: to this day, ana remains grateful marie kept her connected. >> it's always exciting. you just see people grow and the light goes on. >> she is family. >> reporter: ana is just one of 1500 people that marie serves every year through the nonprofit she founded in 2007, community living campaign. >> that's great. >> reporter: marie has worked with seniors and adults with disabilities for years in san francisco as executive director for community living campaign. she provides a network of resources to help them turn strange nears neighbors and neighbors into friends. >> we found the most important thing is to give people opportunity to contribute and to really be active participants in their own community. ♪[ music ]♪ >> reporter: a handful of staff and several dozen volunteers
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organize neighbors to join activities. >> the real magic of is that the community really decided what was next. >> to shop online or not. >> reporter: the events range from computer training to fitness classes and food deliveries for those who can't stand in line at local pantries. >> it wasn't just about the food. it was let people know that they are still part of the community and that we care that they're healthy. >> you can do research. >> reporter: client judy auda has become an active organizer even getting paid part time for coordinating events with marie's oversight. >> she gets in there all the way. she talks to the people who need to be talked to. >> reporter: people like ana. >> you saw me coming in and you had this wonderful smile on your face. >> she's my human circle. >> has anybody gone on facebook? >> reporter: so for helping seniors and disabled neighbors create community through neighborhood networks, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to maria jobling. sharon chin, kpix 5.
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>> the community living campaign serves mostly southeast san francisco neighborhoods like the bayview, mission, park merced and western addition. and it's funded by the city united way grants, fundraising events and individual donations. jefferson award selection committee is meeting in a few days and now is the time to nominate
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coming up at 5:00 random numbers or a bad omen? a driver tries to get rid her 666 license plate, but the dmv says no. >> i have my whole evening planned out. warriors game! >> yes! . >> got to get to work. >> having a party at your house? >> come on over. you're all invited.
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>> maya: so... you have a good time last night? >> nicole: [ chuckles ] >> maya: got home later than usual. >> nicole: it was fun. dancing, had a few drinks. >> maya: mm-hmm. did a new club open? >> nicole: there was good music and one extremely hot guy. club spencer. >> maya: wyatt's? >> nicole: the one and only. >> maya: was it a date? >> nicole: it turned into one. >> maya: meaning? >> nicole: he likes me. >> maya: how do you know? >> nicole: i just do. >> maya: nicole, you did not. >> nicole: no! but [chuckles] i've got me a rick.

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